Three Things

I post a lot of movie trailers but I don't actually see a lot of movies. There are many reasons for this including the fact that I generally refuse to see sad or scary movies and my thriftiness. Last time we went to the movies with friends I rejected every single choice and then invited myself over to their house to watch Bill Murray DVD's. I wouldn't follow my lead, it's bad etiquette. Although I will point out that we had a lot of fun for free.

Anyways, back to my original point: Movies are wonderful. I reccomend these three.

1. Kings Speech - This is a total shoo-in for an Oscar nom and it is worth it too. It is an absolutely beautiful story of friendship, of responsibility, of rising to the occasion. I think so many "overcoming something" movies are about sports heroes and so many "relationship" movies are about women or romantic relationships. This one is about male friendship and overcoming something internal. It has a beautiful back story too. The writer of this movie had a stutter and idolized King George as he was growing up. His courageous example was his inspiration!  Beautiful, right? I wanted to stand up and cheer when King George gives his speech. This is a movie that's not about the ending, it's about the journey.

2. Morning Glory-Don't get me started on how poorly this movie was marketed. I ended up seeing it with my college roommates because The Kings Speech hadn't been released in our city yet. You guys! This movie was so funny. We were falling ALL over each other. I loved the story too. It was sold as a romantic comedy and then also as a sort of "what's more important career or people" movie but it's neither. It's about a young woman who is fighting tooth and nail because she loves her chosen career. I so admired the main character, even if she was a little spazzy with crazy bangs. I mean, how could I not? I'm a little spazzy.

I now love Rachel McAdams. She has officially been added to my imaginry friend list and is my Number 1 girlcrush.

3. Away We Go -Arnold got this for me from the library and I waited so long to watch it. I shouldn't have. It was beautiful and funny and had that wondeful indie way of feeling both real and dreamy at the same time. I don't really know how to describe it except to say, it's so sweet and funny. Please go get it from wherever you get your movies from!

Tomorrow is Listography and I'm hosting! We'll be sharing the places we'd like to visit so get ready to link up.

Posted on January 24, 2011 and filed under Bossy Pants Recommends.